FOOD

Let food be thy medicine. Learn how changing your diet from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes, and then put it into practice by following our easy plant-based recipes.
Aquafaba MayonnaiseThis is the perfect light mayo for all your mayo needs! It’s much healthier than real mayo but doesn't lack in texture and flavor. The key to making plant-based mayo is the aquafaba liquid. The liquid comes from a can of cooked chickpeas or, alternatively, the leftover water from cooking your own chickpeas. This is a fun recipe to make, fast and easy, and a wonderful alternative to mayo with eggs. No one will know that you didn’t use eggs in this recipe… that is of course unless you tell them!
Vegan Melted CheeseOne of the characteristics that people miss most about cheese when they stop using it is its texture when it melts. This version of vegetarian cheese has a texture very similar to melted cheese, and therefore is excellent for use in recipes such as Salvadoran pupusas or any other recipe that requires melted cheese.
Sofrito BoricuaThe sofrito is one of the most important ingredients of Puerto Rican food, since it is used to make almost all the most important dishes. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is very simple, healthy, and also easy to prepare. It can be used to flavor many stews and dishes, including soups and rice.
Baked TostonesTostones (also known as patacones, tachinos, fried or sliced) are undoubtedly very delicious. However, because it is traditionally a fried dish, it contains high calories and fat. Fortunately, instead of frying, you can bake, which makes them a much healthier option.
Healthy PupusasPerhaps the most traditional dish in El Salvador, pupusas have reached international popularity. They are usually filled with cheese, pork rinds or refried beans and served with tanned cabbage and tomato sauce. For this healthy version we use vegan cheese to reduce both the amount of calories and saturated fat, although they can also be filled with red or black “flipped” beans, which can be prepared without fat.
Mushroom PozoleThe pozole is a tasty traditional Mexican dish that is usually prepared with pork, and that is very easy to prepare. This vegetarian version is much lighter since it is much lower in fat, especially saturated fats. The vegetables that are added at the time of serving make this recipe provide a good amount of fiber and nutrients for the body.
Kale SaladKale is one of the most concentrated micronutrient vegetables full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Because of its texture and strong flavor, it is sometimes difficult to eat it raw. But if the very finely chopped leaves are mixed with the lemon dressing, the flavor will be much softer and the result will be a wonderful salad.
Black Bean EnchiladasEnchiladas are one of the most recognized dishes of Mexican cuisine. Its preparation includes the use of some hot sauce, and it is usually stuffed with beef or chicken, and cheese. This version is lighter and healthier since no ingredients of animal origin or oil are used. However, they retain their traditional flavor.
Shepherd’s PieThis is a traditional dish in many countries in Latin America as well in other places. The original version almost always has beef, therefore, contains lots of bad cholesterol. By using chickpeas and vegetables, this vegetarian version provides plenty of protein and fiber, as well as excellent taste and texture.